Nasser Hussain: Virat is not patient enough as captain

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Nasser Hussain: Virat is not patient enough as captain

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SportsCafe Desk

12/15/2016

Ex-England skipper Nasser Hussain believes that Virat Kohli is not quite patient enough as a captain and felt that the batsman needs to score in England to be truly considered a great. He, however, conceded that Kohli’s double century in Mumbai was one of the best he has seen. 

Virat Kohli has been in scintillating form for sometime now and has struck three double-centuries in three consecutive series- against West Indies, New Zealand, and England. But earlier, on Sunday, James Anderson claimed that Kohli’s weaknesses were not exposed due to Indian conditions. 

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain seconded Anderson’s opinion and said that Virat needs to score runs in England to be considered as a great player. He said, “even Kohli must know he needs to make runs in England to be considered a truly great player. He loses half a mark (Hussain gives 9.5 out of 10 to Kohli) because I still think he’s not quite patient enough as a captain.”

Hussain, however, praised Kohli’s magnificent double hundred at the Wankhede Stadium and described that as one of the best that he has seen.

“That was one of the best double-hundreds I’ve seen, on a ground that’s witnessed some great players. For him to bat like he did was genius,” he said.

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